It wouldn’t be the holiday season without “The Nutcracker.” The Grand Rapids Ballet begins the first of two weekends of performances of this holiday favorite. Continue the holiday spirit with a visit to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, where you can catch a glimpse of live reindeer. If you are looking to warm up, make a reservation for tea at the New Hotel Mertens. That’s not all. Read on for more ways to spend your weekend.
As fall brings crisp weather, fallen leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, turn your resting witch face upside down and enjoy autumn to its fullest. Sipping cider, celebrating Día de los Muertos and running away from zombies are just a handful of the fall-tastic events that the whole family can participate in this October.
The Grand Rapids Ballet welcomed accomplished dancer, choreographer and artistic entrepreneur James Sofranko as its new artistic director on July 1. In this capacity, Sofranko will be responsible for all artistic direction and planning for the GR Ballet.
The annual Kentucky Derby race is this weekend and several West Side bars & restaurants have found a way to get in on the action. Opera Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Ballet are both debuting new performances this weekend. You’ll also have a chance to shop local this weekend with Indie Flea Day and Free Comic Book Day!
It’s official, spring is here – at least on the calendar. It might not feel like spring outside quite yet, so we’ve got a handful of indoor activities for you to enjoy this weekend.
On Monday, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum (GRCM), the Grand Rapids Ballet will present a low-sensory dance performance geared towards children with autism.
When Sadie Rothenberg was tasked with building the costumes for the Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company’s production of the “Wizard of Oz,” she said she went straight to the book for inspiration.
Get ready to weekend hard Grand Rapids. Take a trip down the yellow brick road with the Grand Rapids Ballet’s Junior Company or visit the butterflies at Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Plié and pirouette to better health and fitness with Grand Rapids Ballet’s adult ballet classes.
Inspired at the age of five to learn to dance after seeing Michael Jackson on television, James Sofranko had no idea he was about to begin training for a future career as a professional ballet dancer– or that he would eventually end up in Grand Rapids.